MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics144% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:05
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 536
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 742
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$101
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Lighting 593
Reflection 387
Parallax 419
164% 466 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 400
Splatting 250
130% 296 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 144%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
25GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 402
Mixed 420
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 45.4
187% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 104
123% 211 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 114%
Great: 117%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$140
8GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 352
Mixed 344
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 24.7
146% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.2
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 59.6
71% 116 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
699GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 165
Mixed 156
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.28
87% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 41.8
MC Mixed 32.5
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 44.9
SC Mixed 32.2
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 3,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,206
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $297Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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